I’m a little nervous/excited for this first blog post. Luckily it is a pretty easy one becuse I have lots of projects that I am working on. I have four to show you today, and I’ll start with the non-knitting one.
This is one of a pair of pantries that I have in my dining room along with a very nice hutch. This makes for a lot of wood with very little of any other color. I have been struggling to come up with an idea for covering the doors on these cheap particle board pantries and this is my first attempt. I saw a bunch of scrapbook paper with small hexagons on it and I really liked it, but I was worried that the hexagons wouldn’t be visible from any sort of distance. So, the current plan is for the fronts to be covered with these multi-colored hexagons and then clear contact paper. I am enjoying the little gaps and overlaps that are occurring. I’ll keep you posted with the results. Now, on to knitting.
This is a towel that will be used as a drying towel for my dog, Frank. It is made out of good old Sugar ‘n Cream cotton. I started with alternating the colors, but that got to be frustrating, so I am putting a block of each color in the middle. I’m about a third of the way done. I am really enjoying this knitting. It is kind of mindless, and Frank will not care if I occasionally knit when I am supposed to purl.
This scarf has been pushed to the middle burner, not all the way to the back, but close. I really wanted a project to showcase the Lion Brand Amazing yarn that I bought on clearance a long time ago. This is a quick knit, and I thought I was done at two skeins, but it was really a touch too short, so I’m putting a third on, and I’m just not that motivated. I do love the colors though. I’ll post a picture of it stretched out when I am done.
This last project is one that I am both excited about and sick of. It will be a cover for my nook. I am playing with double knitting, and I foolishly decided that to really get a level of detail I needed to use fingering weight yarn. This means that it is taking me a long time. I am really excited about how it is turning out. I am knitting it in the round using two double pointed needles, so I can easily keep track of the front and the back without using stitch markers. This is being made with Knit Picks Comfy Fingering in Celestial and Whisker. I think Celestial is a great name for a TARDIS blue.